A Funeral Mass for Shirley Rowan Schultz, 82, of New Smyrna Beach, FL, who was called home to our Lord on Friday, May 7, 2010, will be held on Thursday, May 13th, at 10:30 AM at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 4000 South Atlantic Avenue; New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169.
Shirley was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois where she pursued a career as a commercial artist. She met her husband, Thomas, while working as a model at the Chicago Railroad Fair. Shirley devoted her life to her family and community. Shirley and Tom were married 59 years at the time of her death.
Shirley loved to golf, read, travel, play bridge, knit and visit with her many friends in New Smyrna, Chicago, Green Bay and Mequon, Wisconsin. She also volunteered much of her time with numerous non-profit organizations throughout her adult life. Since moving to Florida in 1990, she was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Sugar Mill Country Club and volunteered at the Bert Fish Medical Center Auxiliary.
In addition to her husband, Shirley is cherished and will be greatly missed by a daughter, Nancy, married to Morgan Young, from Pennsylvania, a son, Timothy, who resides in California, her brother, James Rowan of Virginia, many nieces and nephews, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brothers Thomas, Robert, William and Gerald Rowan. Memorial donations should be sent to Hospice of Volusia, 3800 Woodbriar Trail; Port Orange, Fl 32119. Thursday, May 13th, at 10:30 AM at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 4000 South Atlantic Avenue; New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169 (map/driving directions)